The “Huron Carol” (or “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime”) will be performed by the Wallowa Valley Chorale Christmas Concert 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Enterprise Christian Church, just south of Enterprise.
The haunting Canadian work is that country’s oldest Christmas song, written probably in 1642 by a Jesuit missionary working among the First-Nation Hurons. The well-known English lyrics were written in 1926 by Jesse Edgar Middleton.
The 25 voice Chorale will also perform renditions of traditional Christmas carols, such as “Good King Wenceslas,” “Joy to the World” and “Lullay, Infant Holy.” Popular songs, such as “Hallelujah” from the movie Shrek and “Little Saint Nick” by the Beach Boys will also be included.
Soloist Cindy Parks will join the singers for a rendition of “A Gospel Noel.”
The chorale will also invite the audience to sing some other traditional carols during the course of the concert.
The Chorale is conducted by Randy Morgan, former Enterprise High School music instructor, accompanied by Jan Casey.
The concert is free, but donations are always gratefully accepted, as they are the only form of income for the chorale.